Pakistani Taliban declares war on 'secular political parties' in country
Following the recent attack on the ANP rally in Charsadda which injured seven people, the Pakistani Taliban has said it will stage more attacks against secular parties in the country.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said they would keep targeting the ANP and the MQM for their secular agenda, reports The Nation.
"The attack on the ANP gathering is just a beginning. The attacks will intensify on the secular ANP and MQM's political gatherings. We request the public to avoid attending such rallies for their safety," Ehsan said, adding that the ANP and MQM are on their hit-list because of their enmity towards the Taliban.
Commenting on the TTP's take on other political parties, Ehsan said: "Taliban would announce their strategy regarding other parties later."
Meanwhile, ANP spokesman Senator Zahid Khan said that the militants consider ANP as the main hurdle in the implementation of their agenda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He, however, said that the party would not bow down to terrorists.